Nano Mag Flux Lines BNL

Color-enhanced image of magnetic flux lines around individual nickel nanodots.  (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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2017 R&D 100 Award Winners 11.21.17Announcement

2017 R&D 100 Award Winners

Celebrating the R&D 100 Award Winners from Office of Science National Laboratories Read More »

Scientists studied the microstructure of the coral-chomping teeth of the steephead parrotfish, pictured here, to learn about the fish’s powerful bite. 11.15.17User Facility

X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish TeethExternal link

A study by scientists – including those at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) – has revealed a chain mail-like woven microstructure that gives parrotfish teeth their remarkable bite and resilience. Read More »

Scientists have for the first time used deep learning to analyze complex distortions in spacetime, called gravitational lenses. This method was 10 million times faster than traditional analyses. 11.08.17Article

What Can Science Gain from Computers that Learn?

Machine learning and deep learning programs provide a helping hand to scientists analyzing images. Read More »

Science Headlines

11.20.17User Facility

ArcticShark Flies its First InstrumentsExternal link

On September 21 and 22, from an airstrip at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, the ArcticShark flew its first instruments, hefting aloft on its 22-foot wings a modest payload of 18 pounds. Still, it was a landmark moment, a proof-of-concept, for the ARM Climate Research Facility’s latest and biggest unmanned aerial system (UAS). Read More »

11.20.17User Facility

Argonne to Install Comanche System to Explore ARM Technology for HPCExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide system software expertise and a development ecosystem for a future high-performance computing (HPC) system based on 64-bit ARM processors. Read More »

11.20.17User Facility

Detailed View of Immune Proteins Could Lead to New Pathogen-Defense StrategiesExternal link

A new study, led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and at UC Berkeley, has resolved the structure of a ring of proteins used by the immune system to summon support when under attack, providing new insight into potential strategies for protection from pathogens. Read More »

Science Highlights

Stover_Jastrow_Alaskan soil carbon stocks11.14.17Science Highlight

The Challenge of Estimating Alaska’s Soil Carbon Stocks

A geospatial analysis determined the optimal distribution of sites needed to reliably estimate Alaska’s vast soil carbon. Read More »

Bayer_Yang_Unplugging the Cellulose Bottleneck11.14.17Science Highlight

Unplugging the Cellulose Biofuel Bottleneck

Molecular-level understanding of cellulose structure reveals why it resists degradation and could lead to cost-effective biofuels. Read More »

_Bayer_O’Malley_Unlocking the Potential of Fungal11.14.17Science Highlight

How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production. Read More »

Presentations & Testimony


DOE Office of Science Update.pdf file (6.3MB)

DOE Office of Science Director Cherry Murray provides an Office of Science Update at the March 2016 Meeting of the American Physical Society.


FY 2017 President’s Budget Request for DOE’s Office of Science.pdf file (7.0MB)

DOE Office of Science Director Cherry Murray presents the details of White House FY 2017 budget request.


Statement of Patricia Dehmer, Acting Director of the Office of Science, Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development.pdf file (60KB)

Acting Director Patricia Dehmer discusses the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Office of
Science in the Department of Energy (DOE).